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Clacton-on-the-Sea, one of Essex's and England's best known resorts, the playground of London. More than just spacious sandy beaches, with smaller villages, resorts and river creeks just on the doorstep.

Historically, it grew from developments since 1864, taking its name from Great Clacton, a village nearby.The resort prospered with the introduction of the railway in 1882 and became famous in the 60's with the 'Mods' and 'Rockers' fights.

Despite the closure of the large Butlins holiday camp, the resort is still very popular with entertainments, attractions and improved accommodation. A real family resort.

Plenty of shops, and also has a factory outlet village. Seasonal shows in the two theatres and a cinema.

Clacton Holidays

Tourist Attractions in and near Clacton-on-Sea to Visit



Clacton Pier All the fun of a traditional seaside resort pier.

Clacton Leisure Centre Facilities for swimming, fitness and sport.

Wildlife Boat Trips 6.2 miles See the seals.

Walton Pier 6.3 miles All the fun of the seaside.



Walton Maritime Museum 6.9 miles A number of lifeboats with maritime artefacts.

Days Out around Clacton-on-Sea.

Visit historic Colchester.

Towns Near Clacton-on-Sea To Visit - straight line distance:

Frinton-on-Sea (5.01 miles) Walton-on-the-Naze (6.20 miles) Mistley (11.02 miles) Harwich (11.33 miles)
How to get to Clacton-on-Sea

Clacton-on-Sea Tourist Information Centre

  • Town Hall
    Station Road
    CO15 1SE
    Tel: 01255 686633
Lifehouse Spa And Hotel
Frinton Road Clacton-on-Sea CO16 0JD

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Premier Inn Clacton-on-Sea (Seafront)
Marine Parade West Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1RD

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Premier Inn Clacton-On-Sea
Crown Green Roundabout Colchester Rd, Tendring Clacton-on-Sea C016 9AA

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
Legacy Kingscliff Hotel
Kings Parade Clacton-on-Sea CO15 5JB

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The Sandrock
No 1 Penfold Road Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1JN

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The Grosvenor
23 Carnarvon Road Clacton-on-Sea CO15 6PH

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Holiday Cottages
Little Haven
Holland-on-Sea Clacton-on-Sea CO15 5SU
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3 Worcester Court
Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1JY
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6 Burnham Court Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1RE
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Clacton-on-Sea Weather
Tuesday 21st April
Day :Overcast skies12°C Overcast skies
Night :Partly cloudy skies9°C Partly cloudy skies
Wednesday 22nd April
Day :Partly cloudy skies14°C Partly cloudy skies
Night :Clear skies8°C Clear skies
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